Lecture1.2Kofun.Asuka-Nara.Compr.Zhu.Fall.09

Lecture1.2Kofun.Asuka-Nara.Compr.Zhu.Fall.09 - Hry-ji ( ),...

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Four distinctive characteristics of Japanese culture and art: Attention to seasonal changes, life is fleeting, everything is transient, impermanent; Attention given to details and materiality of objects, the surfacing decoration, arrangement of patterns on a flat surface ( mono no aware ) Assimilation and appropriation of other cultures, China, Korea, and the West and transcending beyond; The dichotomy between feminine and masculine, between the militant (the Samurai – “the sword”) and the pacifistic (Zen “the chrysanthemum”), between the court and the Samurai, between the outsider and insider.
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Mirror with two chokkomon bands, from Ōtsuka Tomb, Kyūshū prefecture. Early Kofun period, c. 300-450. Bronze, d. 28 cm (11 in.) Imperial Household Agency (Fig. 14)
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Introduction of Buddhism Asuka period 552 – 645
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Unformatted text preview: Hry-ji ( ), Temple of Flourishing Law. Hry Gakumonji ( ) Late 7 th . Century, Nara. The Hry-ji ( ) compound, Temple of Flourishing Law, late 7 th . Century. Nara Prefecture. (Fig. 17) *** Tori Busshi, Shaka Triad , in the Kond, Hry-ji, Dated 623. Gilt bronze, h. 46 in. Asuka period. Seated Buddha (with Attendants) , Limestone, H: 6.45 m, West or Back Wall, Middle Cave of Binyang (Binyang Zhongdong), Longmen Caves, Luoyang, Henan, ca. 523 AD, Northern Wei Dynasty The Tamamushi Shrine, c. 650. Cypress and camphor wood, with lacquer; h. 7 ft (2.13 m), Hry-ji Treasure House. Nara. (Fig. 19, 20) Meditating bodhisattva ( Chg-ji Miroku ), camphor wood, Asuka period, early 7 th . Century. H. 126 cm, Chg-ji nunnery, Hry-ji, Nara. (Fig. 25)...
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